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The Renegade Craft Fair Makes its LA Debut

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Art by Nate Duval and Jen Skelley at the Brooklyn event. Image via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/renegadecraftfair/3616695011/in/set-72157619520677867/">renegadecraftfair</a>/Flickr
Art by Nate Duval and Jen Skelley at the Brooklyn event. Image via renegadecraftfair/Flickr

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If, like us, your idea of a craft fair includes crocheted toilet roll covers and things made from Popsicle sticks, a trip to the California Market Center this Saturday or Sunday might change your mind. For the first time ever, the Renegade Craft Fair will be making a stop in LA—a six-year-old DIY extravaganza that the New York Times has likened to the "Venice Biennale of alt-design". Expect vendors from near and far, including LA-based stationary makers Rock Scissor Paper; limited-edition jewelry by AK Vintage; and our personal (if totally odd) favorite, felt beards from Portland's I Made You a Beard. A clothing swap will take place on the Saturday, and there will be ample opportunity to get your own craft on thanks to ReForm School's block printing lessons and the Urban Craft Center's workshops in zine-making and needle-felting. We aren't sure what needle-felting entails, but are confident the end result will be more Mandrake than Martha Stewart.
· Renegade Craft Fair [Official Site]